Archive for ‘After hours’

July 5, 2013

Map: Literal meanings of places in the U.S.

by thoughtfulconservative

Map: Literal meanings of places in the U.S. – Slate Magazine. And the world.

Map! #mapgeek

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November 22, 2012

Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts – review

by thoughtfulconservative

Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts is a worthy addition to any one’s library. This is the third edition of this book and it’s made more useful with the addition of downloadable maps and charts.

The book contains at least one chart for every book of the Bible, and many, many maps of the geography that pertains to this book.

I found the book well laid out. The order follows that of the Protestant Scriptures. Each book has a section of Author, Date, and Theme and Literary Structure. There is an “At a Glance” chart, an outline of the book as well as time lines and maps when applicable.

Even though I have a Bible college degree and have been a Christian for 50 years and a missionary for over 35 years, I have found myself referring to the book again and again as I prepare for classes, talks, or my own personal Bible study. The charts break down the material so simply and clearly.

The only glitch I’ve had is downloading the maps and charts. Some of them are not complete.

Regardless, the book is worth the price ($12.72 or less on Amazon).

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June 19, 2011

For Father’s Day

by thoughtfulconservative

Have a great day Father’s and remember what’s important.

Two gentle reminders. Well, maybe not so gentle from followers on Twitter and fellow bloggers. Enjoy today and read these on Monday.

A father’s day wish: Dads, wake the hell up! – CNN.com.

Working to Nowhere | The Bus Bandit.

January 1, 2011

New Years, 2011

by thoughtfulconservative

A new year. Glad to see it. Last year wasn’t so hot and so far it doesn’t look as though this one will be either. Ah, well. Let’s see what I can do to accomplish something.

Didn’t do so hot on last year’s resolutions.

  • I didn’t get close to reading two books a month last year. So I’m going to shoot for one every other month. Six books in the next year. If I can’t do that… My list is still the same.
  • I did finish reading through the Bible, so I’m going to do it again this year. I’m just going to use a different method than last year.
  • I didn’t lose 30 pounds. Sigh. I just love to eat and hate to exercise too much. I still need to lose some weight though, but I’m going to cut back to 15. Still won’t be enough, but if I get that much, maybe it will give me motivation to lose more.
  • I don’t like treadmills, etc., so that means exercising outside. Sometimes it’s just too doggone cold  to do that.
  • I still didn’t blog enough, especially toward the end of the year. Posting on the first day of the year hopefully gives me a good start. Right?

There we go. In black and white, or whatever, for another year…

June 4, 2010

In DC, even the Spelling Bee draws protesters – Yahoo! News

by thoughtfulconservative

Some people have too much time on their hands…

Four peaceful protesters, some dressed in full-length black and yellow bee costumes, represented the American Literacy Council and the London-based Spelling Society and stood outside the Grand Hyatt on Thursday, where the Scripps National Spelling Bee is being held. Their message was short: Simplify the way we spell words.

via In DC, even the Spelling Bee draws protesters – Yahoo! News.

Wait. The Spelling Bee is a sport now! ESPN carries it! Simplifying spelling would be like replacing a baseball or football with a softball!

OK, maybe I have too much time on my hands, too.

April 28, 2010

I won’t be writing

by thoughtfulconservative

I sent an email to my editor last night, telling her that I would be withdrawing from the Community Columnists.

I love doing it, but I just don’t have the time to do the job the way I want to.